This was originally part of my daily challenge initiative, however I really enjoyed writing it, and didn’t want to try and cut it down to just a thousand words. So bonus day today, two fics. Though I’ve not written the replacement Daily Flash Fic, so I need to get on that right away.
You Choose, by Jonathan L. Lawrence, 19th December 2012
Word count: 1,563
Theme: decision, god, alien, travel, choice, saviour, apocalypse, the one
“Excuse me?” Roman was wondering where that thought came from.
You choose. It was a voice in his head, almost like that internal voice that tempered or tempted him daily, but it was somehow different.
“Choose what?” Roman figured there was no harm in letting it play out. Maybe his brain needed to tell him something.
Roman gave up, and went back to sleep. He woke up late the next morning, panicked momentarily about the time until he realised it was Sunday.
He shook his head in the vain attempt at dislodging the unwelcome thought that kept repeating. He went to get the newspaper from the door. Did hits usual, sorted himself toast and jam, and a pot of tea.
He sat there reading the paper doing his best to ignore that voice in his head, that repeated every time he read a bad news story. It went silent for the football results, and then he came to an article about a particular vicious incident at a game. A player had headbutted a member of the opposing team, but the referee never saw it, so it was on report.